We are Beautify Earth
"The worst color choice one can make is the color of neglect."
— Evan Meyer, the "granddaddy"
Evan and Stinkin' Lincoln
Conceived and originally funded by co-founder Evan Meyer, the Beautify Earth initiative started on Lincoln Boulevard in Santa Monica (dubbed “Stinkin’ Lincoln”). Evan set out to prove that anyone is capable of making change and that the reward of giving back is inherently the highest form of compensation. Beautify Earth is now an international movement using proven strategies and value sets to bring care, art, color, and love everywhere.
A commitment inspired by the art and community spirit of Burning Man and the street art mecca of Wynwood, Miami, we are a 501(c)3 non-profit movement dedicated to making the world a brighter more inspiring place. By empowering our world’s artists and making our bland/blighted walls/fixtures their canvases, every street can create a joyful experience instead of a sad or fearful one.
Unfortunately, if you look around, you’ll notice that most of the human created world is bland or blighted. While the reality is quite disheartening, the opportunity is quite exciting in believing of the world we could live in. Some opportunities (that are almost always blighted) to inspire, and for artist expression are commercial and public walls, schools, freeways ramps. utility/electrical/traffic signal boxes, public/city building in disrepair, alleyways, dumpsters/trash cans, lamp posts, vandalism incidents. It's everywhere.